George Clooney wants to expose people who finance Africa’s conflicts—but it … – Quartz

Seven years after attempting to bring global attention to human rights violations in Darfur, Hollywood star, George Clooney, now wants to use his star power for a new cause: exposing financiers and profiteers of war and conflict in Africa The award-winning actor–along with the US human rights activist John Prendergast–announced an ambitious project to investigate […]

Being African: What does hair have to do with it? – BBC News – BBC News

Hair has become a political issue across Africa. Chemical relaxers, which straighten hair, have been popular for years. But while the look is seen by some as professional, others call it un-African. There’s a move away from relaxing hair – a journey the BBC’s Pumza Fihlani has made. Sundays were salon days when I was […]

America in Africa: Military ties grow but trade lags – Yahoo News – Yahoo News

America in Africa: Military ties grow but trade lags – Yahoo News – Yahoo News

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama’s keenly-awaited trip to Africa this week comes as the US superpower’s military footprint on the continent is growing. But US diplomatic and trade ties in Africa have not kept pace with defense cooperation, and lag far behind those of Europe and China. – Targeted military presence – Compared to […]

Chattanooga shooting investigation spans U.S., Mideast – CBS News – CBS News

Chattanooga shooting investigation spans U.S., Mideast – CBS News – CBS News

Federal officials are digging deeper into the life of the man who killed five service members in Tennessee, while officials in Jordan have been questioning the man’s relatives about his recent trip there. On Monday night, the FBI visited an apartment to learn more about Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez. They were looking to interview a friend […]